Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1936

Pap went out to help Henry again. We canned 8 qts. kraut. Had chicken dinner. Mondaville has church pinic [sic] today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & took Berti along, had chicken supper there, German Band played; in evening, we stayed till 8:30, had nice time. Pap brought Billy [Willis] along home at noon, & nearly bu. pickles; we canned 16 qts.& 1 gal. & gave some to the neighbors yet. Eggs 20¢. Streets in town look pretty nice.

Friday, July 20, 1934

Hauled water out for pigs. J. Wittenauers selling pickles in town $1.50 bus. Mrs. Scheinder $1.25. Clevelands $1.40. Jake Reheis he got $2.00. John Reheis sell there’s in Red Bud. People stopped bought 5 roosters 10½ lbs. @ 18¢; about 2 lbs. apiece. A man here selling apples 75¢ bu. George Wagner’s family were here a little while. The settlement of Pete Reheis & Fritsche was in the paper for the last time, will be on July 28 at Belleville Court House; he foreclose him. The assesed [sic] valuation was in the Times; we are the highest in Hecker & around. Joe Watchel & Robert Laut dug a 2o ft. well on Watchel lot.

Thursday, July 28, 1932

Papa is harrowing. We caned [sic] 1 qt. pickles & tomatoes today & cooked 4 bottles catsup. Mr. Hoffman from Milstadt [sic – Millstadt] was here & looked at our horses. There was a man a round selling magzines [sic]. The Woman’s World, we didn’t subscribe. We washed our dining room curtains.

Wednesday, July 20, 1932

Papa got some whey again this morning. Then he went to Waterloo on business. Ed Pabst brought 6½ bus. oats up this morning. Mr. Hill was calling for papa, but he wasn’t at home. Joe Mueth was over there again. It sure is hot today. There was a fellow here brought us a sample box of Kriscpies. We had spring chicken dinner today. We got 5½ qts. pickles so far.

Saturday, July 16, 1932

We picked pickles this morn. Papa took Stehefest’s wagon home. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here this evening.

Tuesday, July 5, 1932

It rained last nite & looks like somor [sic- some more] today. We washed, ironed. Geo. Lorberg was through here selling pickles last Sat., at 50¢ bu. as they come, he has a acre planted & intend to sew ½ acre Sat. yet, him & Rapp’s & Mueths each have a acre, they have a contract with Gauen at Waterloo. Papa went to Red Bud to see Jac. Erle, about the cars insurance, he canceled all but liability & property damage. He sent the check of for the chev. for $10.06. Steve was over awhile, he ain’t going along with Schilling machine this year, Ham has his place, He got fired.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1931

Aunt Mary gave us some pickles, & we canned 2 qts.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s to help can peaches, 9 qts. & 4 qts. beans, 6 pints pickles, she canned 16 qts tomatoes, got them from Aunt Lizzie for nothing, all real big tomatoes.  We had dinner there.  Papa was hauling wood.  Osie Neff was here & Clifford Stalbber was here & got 2½ doz. eggs @ 18¢.  There a lot of people working at the cemetery trying to help get it leveled off before tomorrow.  Today is Creses birthday 19 yrs. old.

Monday, August 3, 1931

We all drove to Belleville this morning & sold some sp. chickens for 20¢ & eggs for 20¢.  Adam Eckert’s are moving out today.  Yesterday was Smithton Homecoming & Singer fest in Millstadt but I guess the rain spoiled it all.  Ed Pabst was here & brought our oats up, 43 bus.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here for supper this evening, they came from Eckert up here.  We had spring chicken supper.  We got 1 can of pickles now.